Thursday, November 08, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday!"



Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Today I want to show you 10 Noritake teacups that I found during my New England vacation. I actually passed them up the first time my mom and I went to the resale store. I kept wondering what I would do with 10 teacup without saucers! Then I thought how cute they would be during springtime and Easter and so I went back to get them.

Teacups

They are white on the inside with gold rims and handles. The outsides are very pale pink, blue or green.
Teacup

Teacup

I was telling my friend, Kelly in MN about them and she suggested putting a paper doily on the white saucers I already have.
Doily

I love this idea!
Teacup

I also love what I found just the other day. Two saucers (without teacups!) that match perfectly!
Saucer

Better yet, they were only $1.00 each. :0)
Saucer

Teacup

My friend, Revee and her girls are coming over today. My tea tray is all ready and I'm looking forward to our visit!
Tea Tray

Thank you for looking at my show and tell!


Show and Tell Guidelines

What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.

What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-Gardening pictures


What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.

How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No place like Home.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name only. I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.

61 comments:

Lady_MSnow said...

I love it...the paper doily is a nice touch. :D

Sharon said...

I love the sweet colors! What a great idea on the lace doileys and the mix and match saucers! They work perfectly together!

Hugs! Sharon

ellen b said...

What a great idea! Enjoy your tea cups and your tea...

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) Tea time things are so fun! Thanks for sharing these with us. Love to you! Q

Retha said...

Lovely tea tray for a lovely visit I am certain.
I like those pastels.
Great idea with the doily and the cup less saucers.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a neat story with the cups matching the saucers! I also like the doily idea! They are all very pretty!

Thanks for hosting S&T!!

Katherine

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

They have a beautiful, classic look, and I love the doily idea!

rohanknitter said...

Those are so pretty - I never would have thought of the doily. And I like the idea of different but color-coordinated saucers too.

Liz said...

I love your teacups and saucers. The paper doily is a nice touch. I will have to remember that.

Anita said...

Oh Kelli, they look so neat! I adore those saucers and your little paper doilies fit perfectly to the scenery you put on the tray!

I am sure you will have a great tea party with your friend Revee and her girls!

BTW, I've never seen such a peper doily here in Germany, we just have bigger ones to up under a cake....

Have a great Friday!
XoX, Anita

Susie said...

Your teacups and saucers are lovely :)
I bet you'll have a wonderful time at your tea party!
xo

.:mar said...

Those are beautiful! your tea will taste heavenly!
This is my first show and tell :)
Happy Friday!

diana said...

the teacups are beautiful. you always have such interesting things to share. thanks for sharing your treasures and for hosting show & tell. and have a nice weekend.

Tammy said...

Very lovely! And the tea tray with everything all ready is so beautiful and welcoming!

Anna S said...

How pretty. I was going to post cups and saucers today too, I'm glad I did something different in the end ;)

Hootin'Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, that very first saucer you found for a buck is gorgeous!!!

My S n T is posted. ["Autumn in Texas" this week] Happy Friday everyone.

Mica Garbarino said...

Awwww, that is sooo nice for you & Revee and the girls to have tea in such dainty tea cups. what a bargain too !!! Hope you had a lovely time !!! XOXO Mica

Connie said...

Teacups are my passion. So much history in each one. The designs are gorgeous.
Looks like you had a fun time picking out your treasures.
Love your finished tray...Your guests are going to have a wonderful time.

Take care,
Connie

Sondra said...

How pretty everything looks together on the tray. The cups are beautiful and look great with the doily!

Becky said...

Those are so pretty. And they do yell "spring".

Karyn's Corner said...

Hi Kelli, very lovely teacups that you found. What a sweet idea using the doily on the saucer. Your tea tray looks very inviting! Enjoy your tea party :)
Karyn

Penless Thoughts said...

These are so special!! I love that they are different, dainty colors and what fun matching them up with different saucers. You are so clever, Kelli!!
Susan

Dawn said...

I need to start checking out such treasure spots - I never have been good at nosing out such lovely things.

CONNIE W said...

Kelli, The cups, and now the saucers, are a great find. No wonder you went back for them. Enjoy the tea with your friends.

Amanda said...

How cute!

LBP said...

What a great find! Your cups and saucers are so pretty.

Blessings

Linda

Tracy said...

What wonderful finds!

Heather said...

Beautiful Kelli! How I wish you could come to tea at my home! I'm just making a hot cup to help with a migraine I am fighting with today!
My tea cups and saucers are not all perfectly matched either - and no one ever notices unless they dry dishes for me and try to 'match' everything!

I wonder what the lovely Noritake saucers are up to and if they will ever find a creative home like yours to bring joy to! Great find!

Lisa said...

I can see why they would be a hit for Easter! Their delicate coloring just lends them to springtime. The saucers are equally lovely. Great find! :o)

Purple Princess said...

So cute!!!Hey Easter Bunny want to have a tea party!

Mrs.T said...

These are so beautiful, Kelli! I am excited to take part in Show & Tell Friday for the first time!

Mommy said...

Ohhhhh, those are soooo pretty! What delciate colors. The nice thing is, they look like they would go with any pretty saucer anway. Thanks for sharing!

Mommy said...

I wanted to apologize for my bad typing skills my my last comment. Yikes! I should of double checked!

randi---i have to say said...

These are so lovely!

Jeannene said...

Kelli, I have not formally intoduced myself...i am Jeannene, Mica's from (Garb~oodles Soup) Sister in Law. I have heard so much about this on Friday's and thought to give it a try. I hope you will stop by and visit me! I love your tea cups, as was about to share the same thing today, but so glad i waited..lol! I love your post today..and hope you have a lovely weekend!
Hugs!

keri said...

Very Beautiful!

Becky said...

Very pretty tea cups, Kelli...Have a wonderful weekend!

PEA said...

Hello dear Kelli:-) Ohhhhh how I love the cups you found and what a brilliant idea to put a doilie on the saucers!! Wish I was coming over for tea today:-) xox

Kathy b said...

Love the look with the doily. Thanks for hosting s and t.

Jeannene said...

Hi Kelli, if you don't mind, i decided to have the name of my site, instead of my first name, Thank you!!
Blessings,
Jeannene

Dawn said...

Hey Kelli and friends,
Come on over to (4:53am) to see my vintage tchotchke pin!!!
Love your cups...never enough cups, you know...
Happy weekend!

Crystal said...

I love gold rimmed things, my post today is gold rimmed too!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful collection, Kelli! The paper doiley idea is darling. Enjoy your afternoon visit with Revee! Have a blessed Friday and joy-filled weekend. :o)

Mary said...

The cups are beautiful and the saucers you have will work perfectly. I hope you are allowing your guests today to use these beautiful cups.

Enjoyed my visit, as always and thanks so much for hosting Show and Tell Friday this week.

Blessings,
Mary

shawnysmoonbeam said...

I love your blog.I will start to do show & Tell Friday next week.Both my sisters do it.and have reffered you on their blog.I will be a regular reader from now on.
Here is my blog if you ever want to stop by.
http://shawnysmoonbeam.typepad.com/
Love Shawny

Susan P. said...

What fun to be having a tea party with Revee and her sweet girls! I love your new tea cups, Kelli. I think the doily idea was a great one.Believe it or not, I actually love to mix and match my cups and saucers anyway. I think it adds a sense of charm:o)

Jodi said...

How pretty those pastels are! and I love the doily idea. Enjoy your time with Revee. Friends are a treasure. :o)

Homemade Joys said...

Beautiful Kelli, and what a wonderful find to match! Thanks for sharing. :)

MightyMom said...

very pretty...but I can't imagine using anything other than plastic......maybe in several years!!

Lynne said...

Very pretty-I love the pastel colors. I like the idea of a doiley under a teacup.

Have a great weekend.

Mindy said...

Lovely post Kelly! Your teacups are a treasure to be certain! Been reading your posts and playing catch up!! Have a peaceful weekend...
Mindy

SweetAnnee said...

Wonderful cups..great for friends lunch!!
thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday
smiles, Deena

NeNe said...

Hi Kelly,
Very nice. I love your teacups. May I come over?

Jeannene said...

Hi Kellie, i was a little sad to not have heard from you. I am so excited to have participated with your game...well the day is young yet.."hopefully i will still get blessed with a visit by YOU..LOL!!
xoxo Jeannene

PS will help if i told you i was Mica's (Garb~oodles Soups/The Child's Paper SIL)

Revee said...

The visit was fun and the teacups very pretty!!

Lori said...

Beautiful tea cups. I love the saucers you found to go with them.
Blessings for a wonderful weekend dear friend

Lana G! said...

Love the cups and two saucers are definitely a great match!

Christina said...

Pretty, indeed- Kelly!

SimpleFolk said...

Aren't those sweet? I love the colors! I wish we could have tea sometime. I also love the new treasures from your trip! I'm sorry that I wasn't able to comment yesterday, but I enjoyed beiong a part of show and tell again.:o)

Amy

Jackie said...

I received a set of Noritake as a memento of my mother when she passed away. I am still looking to find some more pieces of it. Perhaps I should spend a bit more time haunting flea markets and garage sales.

Just love what you found to pair your tea cups with. Everything goes so well together.

Karen H. said...

Good Early Morning Kelli,
I am going to do a show and tell today on my blogsite. It is called Karen's Korner. I'm fairly new to blogging. I started in September, but only got going good last month. I still have lots to learn though. I added my name and my URl that you requested. I will link back to here when I update my blog later on this morning. I am really enjoying this blogging. I have made alot of new friends. Take care my friend and have a great Friday. God Bless You.

Hugs,
Karen H.